Account navigation Account navigation
Welcome to Birds of the World!
You are currently viewing one of the free accounts available in our complimentary tour of Birds of the World. In this courtesy review, you can access all the life history articles and the multimedia galleries associated with this account.
For complete access to all accounts, a subscription is required.
The Pavonine Cuckoo is a medium-sized, long-tailed cuckoo found in the understory of forests of South America. The Pavonine Cuckoo is known to be a brood parasite, laying its eggs in the nests of other species. But otherwise very little is known of the behavior of this widespread but reclusive species, which is heard far more often than it is seen.